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Released in 2009 as part of the farm series for the City set, this cool number will have you reaping the rewards in no time!
The City range from Lego really does help you create your own little utopia. The sets beforehand were more urban, inner-city unlike this set. With most real towns, you have farms on the outskirts and with this set your Lego City can start up its own little farm. Other farm sets available to complete your farm including: Tractor (7634), 4x4 with horse trailer (7635), Farm (7637) and Pig farm with tractor (7684). Having all these together really does make a nice looking farm.
The box it comes in a medium size one for Lego and with a clear picture of the finished article on the front. I bought this from John Lewis in 2009 when they was having an on line sale for £25 and it was a bargain. I do think that its RRP is a little bit more than its worth, but only a little. I would pay £30 for it though as that is well worth it. It's RRP was £34.99 but like with most of the older sets, harder to get hold of and so more expensive to buy. eBay really is the best place to look for any Lego as you can find some great deals.
The combine harvester when completed, really is an impressive size and is a great set to build. There are some stickers to use as well. It took me about 30mins to put together and with Lego's usual clear instruction booklet, with detailed illustrations, it really was an easy build. The harvester is constructed by doing each section separately and then combining them together at the end. The cab for the farmer is nice, compact and just needs you to flip the roof up to place in the farmer in the driving seat. The blades at the front look a little flimsy on the box but once you put it all together, it really is well built. Plus with the blades slightly off the ground, like in real life, you can easily push the harvester around to play with and the blades can lift up and rotate manually. My favourite part is the back end of the harvester. You have some yellow Lego bricks which you can stick in the back and as you push the harvester along, they drop out the bottom like a real harvester cutting the grass to make hay bales! There is also a small chute that replicates a real life harvester, situated on the top. You can't play with it at all but adds to the overall effect.
With 360 pieces and aged at 5-12, everyone will find this set a joy to build. With a brilliant design, full with rich detail making it look like a perfect replica of a real combine harvester and with its vibrant green body colour, it really stands out. Plus with one mini-figure, sporting a red cap, to sit in the drivers seat and a mini cup for him to use. (These mini-figures from Lego really love there cuppas!) This set will be a welcome piece to add to anyone's collection and really is one of the best detailed I have built.